We are proud to have been raising money for local organizations and families in need through Charlottesville Families in Action over the last year. Check out these amazing stats!
Last January, we started Families in Action as a way to engage meaningfully with our community with our kids in tow. Here's a quick look at what we've done in a year because of your support, enthusiasm, and generosity:
- $32,000 raised for our non-profit partners
- 2,500 books donated to area prisons and jails
- 27 refugee kids sent to summer camp
- 6 cavities filled on the first patient benefiting from our FIA pediatric dental fund
- 120 City of Promise kids and their families taken on holiday lights bus tours
- 2 entire apartments furnished for arriving refugee families
- 250 pounds of candy donated to children who were too sick to trick or treat
- 4 heat safety sessions funded for migrant farmworkers working in Virginia's vineyards and orchards
- 2 enormous pallets of life-sustaining supplies sent to the post-hurricane Caribbean
- 400 baked goods sold at the Jefferson African-American Heritage Center on July 8
- 6 yards raked to raise money for affordable housing
- 80 solar s'mores baked with Appalachian Voices
- 100 rocks painted at the United Way's community table event in September
- 1 city truck full of trash pulled from the Rivanna River
- 40 trays of seeds seeded and donated to the Urban Agriculture Cooperative
- 10 toolboxes built for new Habitat for Humanity homeowners
- 1 semester of scholarships funded for Front Porch roots music students
- 5 immigrant families helped with rent assistance through the FIA emergency fund
- 2 bowls of charoset shared amongst our group during our multi-denominational spring celebration
- 2 Starlab sessions subsidized by FIA's Starlab fund with the Virginia Discovery Museum
- 80 terrariums donated to University of Virginia's Children's Hospital
- to-be-determined number of DACA renewal applicant fees paid for by the $11,000 raised at our DACA pop-up brunch
This Wednesday is our Second Annual Party with a Purpose and we'd love to see you there.
Join us at Fry's Spring Beach Club on February 21st from 5-7 pm to raise money for refugee children to attend summer camp. Last year, we were able to send 27 refugee children to summer camp; we hope to do the same this year. Please help us by joining our awesome evening that will include deciding which "dad band" has the sweetest tunes and chowing down on delicious food donated by Sticks and Better World Baking, beer and wine donated by Champion Brewery & Early Mountain Vineyards.
Plus, we'll be writing letters to our to our elected officials demanding that they find solutions to the gun violence that plagues our schools and communities.
Get your tickets here and at the door.
It would be hugely helpful (and exciting!) if you could let us know if you're coming, either by responding to this email or by RSVPing on the Facebook event here-- thank you!